Housing support and care at home workers to register

Workers in care at home and housing support services can apply for registration from October 2017. We’re telling you about this now so that you can start planning for registration ... Continue Reading →

We need your views about supervisory or management qualification requirements

We are considering making changes to the additional supervisory and management qualification requirements for registration for managers and supervisors in adult services. This includes ... Continue Reading →

Deadline looming for registration of supervisors in housing support and care at home services

Supervisors in housing support and care at home services must apply to register by 31 December 2016. All supervisors must be registered by 30 June 2017. We have set the deadline date ... Continue Reading →

Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers published

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has published the Standards for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers. The standards are the first in Scotland to apply across all health ... Continue Reading →

Changes to the length of registration periods

From 1 November 2016 the registration period for all workers will be five years, with the exception of social workers whose three year registration period will remain. Who does this ... Continue Reading →

Does your housing support or care at home service have an SSSC countersignatory?

A countersignatory is someone in a social service organisation who is a main point of contact for the SSSC. Countersignatories endorse applications for registration to confirm competence, ... Continue Reading →

Voluntary Sector Development Funding (VSDF) 2016/17

VSDF supports a range of voluntary sector organisations providing social services which are registered with the Care Inspectorate. Small and medium-sized organisations in particular ... Continue Reading →

Caring – it’s life changing work

Carers Week highlights and recognises the invaluable contribution the 750,000 carers in Scotland make to families and communities. Many people who have experienced caring for family ... Continue Reading →

£1 million for care worker training

Funding to support the social service workforce The Children’s Minister has announced new funding of £1.1 million to help support social service staff across Scotland who care ... Continue Reading →

Long serving housing support staff honoured

Bield, a housing and care provider, recognised the important role their dedicated staff play by honouring Margaret McMaster from Dundee at their AGM for 25 years’ service at Bield. Margaret ... Continue Reading →